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MARC Therapeutic Assistants: On the Front Lines of Recovery

November 19, 2019
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One of the lesser talked about, but oftentimes most important, staff positions in behavioral healthcare and addiction treatment are the techs. Often called behavioral health technicians (or “techs”), these staff members are on the front lines of working with patients and clients while in treatment. They are the […]

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My Loved One Suffers from Addiction: What Can I Do?

October 29, 2019
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Parents, spouses, children and other loved ones often, for good reason, have no idea what to do when a loved one suffers from addiction. All too often, loved ones are in denial until the issue blows up and becomes a crisis. At which point, frantically, they seek for […]

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National Addiction Treatment Week: Oct. 21-27, 2019

October 23, 2019
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This week, between October 21st and October 27th, 2019, is recognized as National Addiction Treatment Week. Beginning in 2017, National Addiction Treatment Week raises awareness that addiction is a disease, evidence-based treatments are available, and recovery is possible.

 

National Addiction Treatment Week is an initiative started […]

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Addiction Is a Chronic Illness: We Need to Start Treating It Like It

October 8, 2019
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The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) defines addiction as a “primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathology pursuing reward and/or relief by […]

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